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the entertainers, it's time for us to stand up now and renew this dream. that's what we got to do. >> we come today to not only celebrate and commemorate, but we come as the children of dr. king. >> we celebrate today that we have become a country that believes in equality, and we recommit ourselves to be a country that acts on that belief. >> and joining me now is washington post columnist eugene robins robinson, clip matthews, and nathan conley. we also have standing by ron allen at the lincoln memorial. chris and eugene, we're waiting to alert our audience of the founder and president of the children's defense fund. she served as council for mlk's poor people campaign. she will be speaking shortly. the anticipation is growing to the president's remarks. >> yes, i think we've heard a lot of great oratory today, but the concrete news story for tomorrow morning's papers and tonight on the nightly news is going to have to come from the president. he is really being set up here, if you will, to deliver something concrete. now, i really think it's important that he do that on the issue of jobs because
'll hook you up. >>> thanks to you at home for staying with us the next hour. okay. when japanese pilots turned to kamikaze attacks in world war ii it was meant to not be only effective in a direct sense, but also terrifying. the piloted aircraft used as a missile could obviously do great direct damage to whatever it hit. the psychological effect of being up against an enemy who would do that, a military that would expect its own men to deliberately kill themselves, was also just meant to terrorize, to make their enemies believe there was nothing they wouldn't do, no lengths they would not go to. when iran and iraq went to war with each other in 1980, a war that stretched on for almost the full decade of the 1980s, the iranian side used human beings, masses of human beings to clear minefields, to walk out into mined areas, setting off the mines killing those people in the process but clearing for others to pass through the same area safely. they used swarms of humans often unarmed, untrained young boys to physically swarm over armed enemy positions. it was the human wave tactic. it was e
with us the next hour. you might remember back in april, it was a really weird day on the stock market where the market took a huge sudden tumble, but it wasn't for any market-related reason. may have stuck in your mind what happened that day back in april because that was the day the stock market dove because of a tweet. a false tweet which said that president obama had been injured. >> it all began about 1:07 this afternoon. with this tweet from "associated press." "breaking, two explosions in the white house, and barack obama is injured." the message went to "ap's" 1.9 million twitter followers and spread like a virus. re-tweeted almost 5,000 times within a minute. but it was a fake. "ap's "account had been hacked. >> it partly explains the unusual activity in the dow. >> the dow began plunging, and within three minutes, dropped more than 140 points. >> you looked around the floor. you saw people running. you saw people upset. not sure what was going on. just watching this market trade lower. >> automatic trading programs kicked in. >> human beings weren't making these trades. these
. king inspire us with the "i have a dream" part of his speech, the part that was the call to action was the fierce urgency of now part of his speech. in that time dr. king says we refuse to take the tranquillity drug of gradualism. we must move forward, and forward we will. if it was fiercely then urgent, it certainly is now. 50 years ago there were only five african-american members of the house of representatives. there was no congressional black cauc caucus. today there are 43 members. we want more but there are 43. they're led by congresswoman marsha fudge who you heard from and they are the conscience of the congress. in that blauk caucus we have the privilege of serving with john lewis, some of us for over 25 years in the congress, and aren't we proud of that. i also want to mention that 50 years ago, though he was not a member of congress at the time that john conyers was one of three people invited to the white house to meet with president john f. kennedy following the civil rights march, the march for jobs, justice and freedom, who is with us. 50 years ago we had the first
" with lawrence o'donnell. thanks for being with us tonight. have a great night. we'll be back with you tomorrow with steve schmidt. stay with us. >>> the phrasing has gone from little doubt to undeniable. syria and chemical weapons and what president obama is planning to do about it. >> the obama administration says there is very little doubt -- >> we believe there is very little doubt about culpability. >> the syrian government used chemical weapons. >> did a chemical weapons attack occur? >> what is before us today is real. >> the answer to that question is yes. >> president obama is weighing military options against syria. >> i have no affection for mr. assad. >> there is no solution as we have long made clear that includes assad. >> but at the same time i am less sure of the resistance. >> in that sense there's a big worry. >> should they let this chemical attack go unanswered? >> i do think action is going to occur. >> this morning a team of u.n. chemical weapons inspectors arrived in damascus. >> shots were fired at the u.n. team inside syria. >> their vehicle was deliberately shot at by
us, david. >> thank >>> good evening from new york. i'm chris hayes. tonight on "all in" after days of ratcheting up the rhetoric to intervene in syria, our congress and tonight the british parliament is saying not so fast. that in a moment. >>> also tonight, fast food workers in 60 cities across the country spent the day on strike, protesting to raise their wage, shutting down some fast food restaurants. we'll talk to a u.s. congress person who joined the workers on the picket line today. >>> plus, my interview with mayor cory booker who's running for u.s. senate. he responds to contemptible attacks on his personal life by his republican opponent. you definitely want to stay tuned for that. >>> we begin tonight with the momentum toward a u.s. military intervention in syria grinding to a halt and now reversing at breakneck speed. just two days ago military strikes on syrian targets were al but inevitable. tonight that is simply no longer the case. in the united kingdom just hours ago, parliament delivered a stunning rebuke to prime minister david cameron, voting down a motion that w
like israel and turkey and jordan, and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorists who might use them against us. we're not considering any open-ended commitment. we're not considering any boots on the ground approach. what we will do is consider options that meet the narrow concern around chemical weapons. >> washington had been banking on the u.k. to assist in a strike on syria, but the british parliament said no, we're not going along with that. they voted against military action. we still have france and turkey with us, but the arab league says they will not back retaliatory military strike, denying obama the valuable cover that he thought he was going to get. earlier this afternoon after meeting with the president and the national security council, secretary of state john kerry delivered the administration's most powerful statement to date on this matter. >> we know that the regime has used those weapons multiple times this year. we know that for three days before the attack, the syrian regime's chemical weapo
, a travel warning is posted for americans overseas. and nearly two dozen u.s. embassies are shut down. in fear of terror strikes planned for today. >>> so far, no violence, but now the question of what to do next. >>> all i saw was a car emerging from the crowd south bound on the boardwalk, just plowing through whomever was in its way. >> out for blood? a driver crashes into a crowded california boardwalk, killing one, and injuring 11 others. why witnesses say it was all done on purpose. >>> i can't wait to see my teammates. i feel like i can help us win. i can help us be a better team. and i haven't seen a lot of my brothers in a long time. >> and a-rod insists he has a future with the yankees. but sources say he'll likely be suspended until 2015, all but ending his career. the official announcement expected tomorrow. >>> we begin today with the unspecified terror threat affecting embassies in u.s. interests overseas. the government knows just enough to be on high alert. not enough to know exactly where an attack will occur. and so 22 embassies and consulates in the muslim world are
to have a life. >> i actually cut my day at 7:00 now. i used to work as i said, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, but i shut it down now. i am working differently. >> differently and definitely better. >>> devising a growth plan is an essential tool for any small business owner. but being disciplined enough to keep it is the tricky part. let's turn to this week's board of directors. gene marks owns and operates the marks group. he is also a "new york times" columnist. and bill rancic is an entrepreneur, author, talk show host and a reality show star. great to see both of you guys. >> hey, j.j. >> thanks for having us. >> i love when she talks about how she's turning people down. i think that's the hardest when you start a business. she said every opportunity is a sales moment. all you want to do is get people interested. how do you get to the point where you can say no to people? >> well, i think you've got to start working smarter rather than working harder. and i think in the beginning, you take everything you can get and figure it out. the first, you know, year or two, you're feeling your way in the
hypocritically going to church every sunday, coming home to torture us? >> why the state department is shutting down dozens of american embassies. >>> plus, russia takes edward snowden out of limbo. >>> what anthony weiner has to say about his sexting alias. >>> and robin thicke stars on late night. >>> good morning, i'm betty ngyuen. >>> dramatic moments in an ohio courtroom when a home held against her will for a decade comes face-to-face with her kidnapper. nbc's jay gray was there. >> reporter: wiping away tears, michelle knight for the first time since her escape shared the same room for the man that held her captive and terrorized her for more than a decade. >> i wasn't armed. you will die a little every day and you think about the 11 years and atrocities you inflicted on us. >> daily physical, mental and emotional abuse, outlined for the first time today by prosecutors who showed the inside of what they call ariel castro's house of horrors, where knight, amanda berry and gina dejesus were violently assaulted starved and chained so they couldn't leave. now it's castro who is shackled so h
you. and thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. there is a lot going on in the news today. >>> we're going to start here in new york city where the united nations has today called an emergency session to convene the security council of the u.n. on an emergency basis late today to respond to what looks like it may have been the largest chemical weapons attack in the world since saddam hussein gassed his own people back in 1988. and looks like is the key phrase here. it's hard to prove. it is hard to tell conclusively when chemical weapons have been used especially if you are trying to tell from a distance. in that iraq case it took four years for experts to confirm that chemical weapons were, in fact, used then. physicians for human rights is one of the first groups to get into the site. they collected soil samples and tested them. the soil samples did show trace evidence of the elements that sarin gas breaks down into over time. and with those soil samples they were able to conclude that saddam hussein had used sarin and also mustard gas, like from wor
." the place for politics. thanks for being with us. "all in with chris hayes" starts right now. >>> good evening, from new york, i'm chris hayes. tonight on "all in" the white house says there is very little doubt that chemical weapons were used in syria. now the question on everyone's mind is whether the u.s. is on the eve of another war. >>> also tonight, what happens when a right wing fringe congressman says something patently false and the world takes him seriously? >>> plus, donald trump has a giant lawsuit on his hands over accusation he scammed thousands of people all over the country. we'll talk to someone who said she was duped out of over $10,000. those stories are ahead. >>> we begin tonight on the doorstep of another war in the middle east. as secretary of state john kerry responded in the stronger terms to last week's evident chemical weapons attack by the syrian government on its own people. >> the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children, and innocent bystanders, by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. the reported number of victims, the r
, protesting to raise their wage, shutting down some fast food restaurants. we'll talk to a u.s. congress person who joined the workers on the picket line today. >>> plus, my interview with mayor cory booker who's running for u.s. senate. he responds to contemptible attacks on his personal life by his republican opponent. you definitely want to stay tuned for that. >>> we begin tonight with the momentum toward a u.s. military intervention in syria grinding to a halt and now reversing at breakneck speed. just two days ago military strikes on syrian targets were al but inevitable. tonight that is simply no longer the case. in the united kingdom just hours ago, parliament delivered a stunning rebuke to prime minister david cameron, voting down a motion that would have paved the way for military strikes in syria. a vote the prime minister promised to take heed of. >> i strongly believe in the need for a tough response to the use of chemical weapons, but i also believe in respecting the will of this house of commons. it is clear to me that the british parliament reflecting the views of the bri
down. i used to work till 10, 11, 12. i shut it down now. i am working differently. >> differently and definitely better. >>> devising a growth plan is an essential tool for any small business owner, but being disciplined enough to keep it is the tricky part. let's turn to this week's board of directors. gene marx owns and operates the marx group, a company that provides consulting services to small businesses. he's also a business and bill rancic. i love how she says she's turning people down. i think that's the hardest, when you start a business. as she said, every opportunity is a sales moment. all you want do is get people interested. how do you get to the point where you can say no to people? >> i think you've got to work smarter rather than working harder. think in the beginning you take everything you can get and then you figure it out. the first year or two, you're feeling your way in the dark and you don't know what's what. when i started my first business. i don't know about you. then you start realizing this isn't going to fit into where i want to go. but you do it. >> w
's not good if a campaign manager uses the metaphor to describe the experience of running his own campaign. >>> and any sequel needs a good title. we have another one for sharknado. this is "way too early." >>> good morning, everything, brian shackman here, friday august 9, also this morning, a hockey general manager trades his own son. and since we love political implosions, we have one out of australia a little bit later on the cooler. >>> and another embassy shut down, this one in pakistan, in the country's largest city. right now only emergency personnel remain there. u.s. citizens are being warned to delay any nonessential travel. this terror threat we're told is separate from the one that has kept 19 u.s. diplomatic installations shuttered throughout the entire week. meanwhile, there are new details on the evolution of al qaeda's organization. u.s. officials say that al qaeda ayman al zawahri gave his -- proposed by a regional leader based in yemen. it suggests more of a bottom up approach rather than leaders ordering a 9/11 style attack. >>> also the u.s. has upped it's u.s. drone s
samples, but regardless of the results it seems that the u.s. and others are poised for military action and soon. according to the "new york times" on sunday a senior obama administration official said there was, quote, very little doubt that president bashar al assad military's forces had used chemical weapons against civilians last week and that a syrian promised to allow u.n. inspectors to access the site would be too late to be credible. over the weekend president obama met with his top military and national security advisors who presenced him with a detailed set of military options including a possible cruise missile attack. the president also spoke with british prime minister david cameron and french president francois hollande to discuss possible responses by the international community. at home members of congress on both sides of the aisle were calling for military action. >> i do think action is going to occur. certainly a red line for us has been the use of chemicals against people. that has occurred. we need to obviously respond to that, but i don't want us to change our ove
moments from now secretary of state john kerry will give a statement on the u.s. response to the syrian crisis. now, this comes as the white house moves closer towards military action against the syrian government, reportedly, in wake of last week's apparent chemical attack that took the lives of an estimated 355 people and injured thousands more. the question remains what might the intervention look like. u.n. officials came under sniper fire today in damascus as they set out to inspect the site of the alleged attack. now, the investigators carried out their mission despite the incoming fire collecting samples and interviewing several witnesses to the attacks as well as doctors who treated some of the victims. the white house, meanwhile, has been weighing its options and responding to the attack, including possible missile strikes. we go now to nbc's ayman mohyeldin reporting from cairo. as mentioned, those u.n. inspectors came under sniper fire, but they say they were able to collect evidence. when might we hear more on what they heard and what they were able to bring out of the area
for "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell, thank you for joining us, have a great night. >>> 50 years ago tonight, reporters filing stories on a demonstration in washington noted three things. it was peaceful, it was far larger than anyone expected. and a young preacher departed from his planned text. those unplanned sentences have never been forgotten. >> nbc news presents the march on washington. >> i have a dream. >> 50 years later, the dream lives on. >> it was in the middle of battles to break down the walls of apartheid in america. >> martin luther king jr. made a speech, but he also delivered a sermon. >> my father watched from the white house as dr. king and y thousands of others recommitted us to higher ideals. >> injustice is injustice everywhere. >> he gazed at the wall of segme segregation and saw that the power of love could bring it down. >> martin luther king jr. did not live and die to hear his heirs whine about political grid lock. >> the arc may have bent towards justice, but it doesn't bend on its own. >> for all who are willing to take the flame for justice, i know tha
with pakistan and america's uneasy ally calling for an end to drone strikes on its soil. pakistan and the u.s. are opening the dialogue. this relationship has been strainve t u.s. drone program and what the u.s. believes is pakistan's half hearted approaching to cracking down in their borders. secretary of state john kerry is suggesting the program could be winding down adding most of the threat has been eliminated. kerry also said that he believes president obama has a real time line for ending the striem. remarks the state department walked back. u.s. drone strikes killed 8 suspected militants in pakistan. >>> we know it's been a while since we've seen edward snowden. we've gotten a picture of edward snowden. he's a legal resident of russia. he's been granted temporary asylum by moscow. that will allow him to remain in that country for at least a year. yesterday snowden was seen leaving the moscow airport where he was stranded for more than a month. the website wikileaks says he remains with legal advisor sarah harrison and is currently in a secure, confidential location. the u.s. is demand
overseas. rebel spokesmen in syria say the brutal regime led by bashar assad has used chemical weapons in a major attack. the casualties could be in the hundreds. right now any use of chemical weapons is unconfirmed, however, by nbc news. >>> meantime, in egypt hosni mubarak, the man a nation pushed out of power during the air ran spring, could leave his prison cell as early as tomorrow. >> of course, he still faces murder charges. this is a momentary release for him. richard engel is live in cairo. richard, it's great to have you on. i'm still impressed by the fact that there's this apparent freedom for president mubarak forward. do people have a sense that he's out or that he's getting a breather as he faces the worse prosecution to come? >> reporter: i think many people in this country are concerned that his release -- he's not been released yet. that could come either very late tonight or perhaps tomorrow. it's a sign that the old regime is coming back. it was just over a month ago that the military intervened, throughout the muslim brotherhood president, mohammed morsi who himself
. >> 50 years later, extraordinary. of course, also extraordinary events ahead of us. unfortunately, perhaps, our nation called into conflict again in the coming days. we'll talk about syria in a minute. we look back at this speech and rank this speech probably as one of the greatest in american history. it's easy to forget 50 years later that a lot of people didn't want martin luther king to deliver this speech including jfk who tried to get him to call the civil rights march and speech off. he refused and kennedy was left with no option but to support this speech and the rest, as they say, is history. >> it is. president kennedy watched the speech being carried live on the three television networks. his remark after it was finished was he is damn good. one master of oratory understood it. i would argue that what dr. king said today 50 years ago was the most important piece of american oratory from the gettysburg address through our own time. it redefined what it meant to be an american. it carried forward what jefferson started and what lincoln ratified and what king was urging us
't call it a coup, he didn't pull u.s. aid dollars even ignoring a reporter-shouted question about it. the white house isn't doing enough. can the u.s. attorney its back on egypt, a nation that is corner stone for middle east peace. we have ayman mohyeldin on the ground. and we have washington post correspondent matt miller. ayman, let's start with you. things are quieter today than they were why i had. we'll start with you. this is far from over, isn't it? >> reporter: you're absolutely correct, abby. to give you a sense how drastic the situation is changing in egypt, on the day where 15 people are killed you get a sense that it's relatively calm compared to what it was yesterday. we say 15 given some of the casualties we've been hearing. now there have been reports across the country of violence. we'll start off here in cairo where supporters of the ousted president carried out an attack on one of the government municipalitiy buildings here. the supporters of the ousted president attacked a government building using molotov cocktails. police had to intervene using tear gas. they iss
. thanks to you at home for staying with us this hour. okay. this is laura poitress, an american filmmaker. she won a mccarther genius award last year. miss poitress makes documentaries. her first one was columbus, ohio, about gentryification in columbus, ohio. she's been working on a trilogy about the war in terror, starting with a documentary about life in iraq under u.s. control during the u.s. war in iraq. the second part tells the story of two men from yemen including one who was a driver for osama bin laden. miss potress is still working on the third installment in that trilogy which is about u.s. surveillance of phone calls and e-mails and so on since 9/11. she posted a bit of that one last year on "the new york times" website. >> build social networks for everybody. that turns into the graph then you index all that data to that graph which means you can pull out a community, that that gives you an outline of the life of everybody in the community. and if you carry it over time from 2001 up, you have that ten years worth of their life that you can lay out in a timeline that involves
and thousands of others recommitted us to higher ideals. >> injustice is injustice everywhere. >> he gazed at the wall of segregation and saw that the power of love could bring it down. >> martin luther king jr. did not live and die to hear his heirs whine about political grid lock. >> the arc may have bent towards justice, but it doesn't bend on its own. >> for all who are willing to take the flame for justice, i know that flame remains. the tired teacher, the businessman, they are marching. >> we knew fear. the sound of the bells today. let freedom ring everywhere we go. >> 50 years ago today, martin luther king jr. dared to publicly dream that one day in alabama, little black boys and little black girls would be able to go hand in hand together with little white boys and little white girls as brothers and sisters. but he did not dare to publicly dream that one day a little black boy would grow up to be the president of the united states. that was certainly implied in his dream of a nation living up to its creed, that all men are created equal. and today, america's first little black boy
correspondent at the huffington post, stan stein. joining us from beirut, lebanon is foreign correspondent, amman mow hadean. >> there is word from the british, they're not going to do anything. what is the reaction to the notion that the president may go it alone as it were? >> well, now there's a few different sets of reactions. one specifically set because of a u.s. strike on syria and two, the humanitarian consequences of that and three, the possible fallout in terms of regional conflict. obviously, people are concerned about the possibility of a u.s. air strike or any type of strike given the fact that there has been intervention that is ended so disastrously in iraq and elsewhere. the concern among the governments has do more with the concern of security and that in places like lebanon, they've already seen violence from syria spill over here. this is a very divided country in terms of ethnic makeup. a lot of is actually mirrors inside of syria. they're afraid if there's a conflict from syria that spreads across the region, countries like lebanon will definitely feel that pinch. more
. >> but when pressed about the $1.3 billion in aid the u.s. gives to egypt, a white house spokesman did not indicate any change in policy. >> we're going to continue to be in conversations with our counterparts there. and over the course of time, we're going to continue to review our assistance and we're going to make a decision about that assistance based on the best interest of american national security and best interest for stability in the region. >> but as the death toll is rising, the pressure was mounting. this morning, editorial boards for both "the new york times" and washington post write it's time to cut off aid. we'll ask congressman ted deutsche about that and get the latest from egypt. let's start with kristin welker in martha's vineyard with the president. any indication what we'll hear from the president this morning? >> well, i think you will here president obama continue to condemn the violence in the strongest possible terms, sort of reiterating what secretary of state john kerry came out and said yesterday. i don't expect that he will announce a major shift in u.s.
, a possibility, in which chemical weapons, they can have devastating effects, could be directed at us. and we want to make sure that that does not happen. >> if he can make the case, congressional lawmaker, say the president still needs their okay. in a letter signed by more than 100 lawmaker, they argued that, quote, engaging without prior congressional authorization wouldconstitution. 18 democrats added their signature, to that letter and got support today from a democratic senator, tim kaine. >> there are some circumstances where presidents to defend the nation or to avoid a catastrophe can act prior to getting congressional approval but getting congressional approval is, in my view, required. >> british lawmakers are pumping the brakes as well. the prime minister has agreed to wait for their findings before deciding on the next step. parliament will hold two votes before any military action is taken by the uk. the u.n. team is now on its third day of inspections in syria. they will do one more tomorrow and be out by saturday. they will report their findings as soon as they are out. obama
. keeping up with them. i love it! [ male announcer ] helping you -- now that's what's important to us. >>> good friday. i'm craig melvin in for tamron hall. the news nation is following breaking news on the crisis in syria. president obama is expected to speak in a few minutes on syria. we will bring you his comments when those happen. meanwhile, within the past hour, secretary of state john kerry laid out the evidence the white house believes proves the assad regime was, in fact, behind the chemical attack that killed over 1,000 people, including 426 children. >> we know the syrian regime elements were told to prepare for the attack by putting on gas masks and taking precautions associated with chemical weapons. we know that these were specific instructions. we know where the rockets were launched from and at what time. we know where they landed and when. we know rockets came only from regime-controlled areas and went only to opposition-controlled or contested neighborhoods. >> kerry's statement came after a national security council meeting led by president obama at the white house
, that would occur also in coordination with our international court. >> now battle-ready, the u.s. gets support from the arab league and key nato partners for limited strikes against syrian military targets. >> we've seen in syria appalling scenes of death and suffering because of the use of chemical weapons by the assad regime. and i don't believe we can let that stand. >>> and intelligence officials are preparing to declassify the evidence of what secretary of state kerry called a cowardly crime and cynical attempt to cover it up. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any code of morality. let me be clear, the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. >>> and 50 years later, the dream lives on. our special coverage of the anniversary of the march on washington. today, i'll talk to one of martin luther king's top lieutenants in the fate for civil rights. legendary singer, actor, activist, harry belafonte. >> to be in washington was for me toda
's first african-american president reminded us -- reminded all of us that today's economic inequities mean there's still much more work to do. i was there for the day's commemoration as some 100,000 people gathered to hear more than 200 speakers. everyone from former presidents, carter and clinton, to activists and civil rights leaders. at points there was a spontaneous song. >> i don't know about you, b bbu but -- ♪ i woke up with my mind stayed on freedom ♪ >> and even celebrities joined in echoing dr. king's words. >> and as the bells toll today at 3:00, let us ask ourselves how will the dream live on in me and you and all of us? >> and those bells did toll. on the national mall and all over the country, they rang to commemorate dr. king's call to let freedom ring. and then on the very same steps from which dr. king addressed the country decades earlier, president obama brought the point of today home. today is not just about commemorating the dream, but advancing it. because those who came before us worked too hard, sacrificed too much for us not to keep working. >> through setback
. manning's first leak to wikileak's julian assange was the infamous collateral murder video showing a u.s. apache helicopter killing several civilians including two righters journalists in bag tad. two months later they were rocked with the afghanistan war logs which detailed previously unreported civilian casualties, use of u.s. drones and special black ops to hunt and kill taliban leaders. the logs showed aiding afghan insurgents while collecting u.s. foreign aid. >> if journalism is good, it is controversial by its nature. it is the role of good journalism to take on powerful abuses and when powerful abuses are taken on there is always a backlash. >> yet, the day after the release of the afghanistan war logs president obama was dismissive. >> the fact is, these documents don't reveal any issues that haven't already informed our public debate on afghanistan. >> these war logs were followed by the publication of the iraq war logs. in october 2010 and the release of 250,000 state department cables the following month. in sum, manning's leaks constituted the largest security breach in u.s.
's going to last, you love this, two days. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. have a safe and happy labor day weekend. "all in with chris hayes" starts right now. >>> good evening from new york. i'm chris hayes. u.n. inspectors tonight are preparing to leave syria in anticipation of an imminent strike by forces of the united states. a strike which seems all but assured after the secretary of state john kerry came before the nation today with a stunningly aggressive case for military intervention in syria. he began what he called facts about the chemical weapons attack that took place near damascus last week. >> we know that for three days before the attack, the syrian regime's chemical weapons personnel were on the ground in the area making preparations. we know where the rockets were launched from and at what time. we know where they landed and when. the united states government now knows that at least 1,429 syrians were killed in this attack, including at least 426 children. we know that a senior regime official who knew about the attack confirmed that chemical weapons w
president obama ignore the growing chorus calling to cut off u.s. aid? >> for us to sit by and watch this happen, is a violation of everything that we stood for and when we threaten something,. >>> ray kelley doubles down defending the law enforcement tactic. >> if a program like stop and frisk is abandoned, will people die? >> well, i think, no question about it, violent crime will go up. >> a san diego mayor -- >> bob filner, the citizens of san diego have a message for you. it's time to resign. >> i'm chris matthews. so anchoring with -- -- we want to begin tied with the ongoing crisis in egypt. enter islamic militants are on the ground taking responsibility for the execution style killing of egyptian police in the north si sinai peninsula. the lawyers for hosni mubarak says their client should be released from custody in the next few days until any court proceedings begin against the former president. >> reporter: chris, a lot of moving pieces here, showing how volatile this situation has become. you mentioned the killing of 25 police soldiers, police conscripts in the northern s
." this is a very exciting show for all of us here at "your business" because today marks the start of our eighth season. i want to take a moment to thank all of you for allowing us to be a part of your lives and your businesses. we're kicking off our new season by devoting the entire show today to a topic we get so many questions on. funding for your small business. and that's why we're going to introduce you to the founders of a company that needed some cash. rather than asking for as much money as possible, these entrepreneurs thought long and hard about the best way to grow their business. ♪ >> when you raise money, you need to be very clear about what you're going to do with the money. it's important to know yourself, what your needs are. >> they know a thing or two about looking for investors. >> some of the hardest decisions were, should we go with this investor or this other investor? and who is going to make the better partner? >> i think it goes to what are the goals for funding? >> raising capital for their online business can be a full-time job. >> between doing that and running the
, children, all of them dead. syrian leaders, however, continued to deny using chemical weapons this morning and faced with reports of u.s. strikes that could come as early as thursday, according to u.s. officials. syria also stressed it can defend itself using all available means. still, no formal decision has been announced regarding a u.s. military response. the u.n. chemical weapons team when visited the site of the alleged chemical attack yesterday said it's not too late to collect and analyze the evidence and is expected to resume inspections tomorrow. u.s. officials say they do not need to wait for a u.n. report before taking action. joining me today, politics editor for "business insider, "josh barrow. peter binart, "daily beast" editor and "washington post" columnist and msnbc contributor jonathan capehart, and senior editor for "the atlantic," and former fellow on the press. and diplomatic correspondent for the "washington post," ann guerin. and joining us from cairo, nbc news foreign correspondent amman mojadin. when we look at the rising crescendo of a potential strike as early a
" for now. thanks for being with us. "all in with chris hayes" starts right now. >>> good evening from new york. i'm chris hayes. tonight on "all in" we are told that a u.s. military response in syria is imminent. the u.s. defense secretary says the military is ready to strike. syria's foreign minister says his country is ready to defend itself. what will happen and when? that's coming up in a moment. >>> also tonight, summer vacation is wrapping up for congress, so they're revving up the obstruction machine for a triumphant return to washington in the never-ending west to defund and destroy obama care. >>> plus a texas megachurch where ministers push faith healing over vaccinations is now at the epicenter of a measles outbreak. why science is being ignored and kids are now paying the price. all that ahead. >>> but we begin tonight with the drumbeat for u.s. military strikes against sere wra. in just the last 24 hours since we last talked to you, a consensus among the united states and its allies has hardened remarkably quickly and it is apparent there will be military action against syria
thousands injured, the u.s. and international community are still awaiting their response. the u.n. security council failed to reach an agreed yesterday on a draft resolution that would authorize military action in sear yarks but tyri syria. yesterday president obama said he had not yet made a decision about whether on-to-conduct a military strike in sear yarks but he did make the case for limited strikes and said the u.s. had concluded that the syrian government was in fact responsible for the attacks. the president also made clear that the syrian government would face consequences. >> i think it's important that if in fact we make a choice to have repercussions per the use of chemical weapons, then the assad regime involved in a civil war trying to protect itself will have received a pretty strong signal that in fact it better not do it again. >> although defense secretary chuck hagel has said the u.s. military is ready for action. last night hagel told reporters that if any action would be taken against syria, it would be an international collaboration. the white house has said it will re
syria strategy is weighing heavily on us all. >>> there needs to be international consequences. >> the entire region braces for a possible war. inkts tailored approaches. not getting into a long conflict. >> make the case to the american people. >> too little and it looks weak. too much and it could create more chaos. >> not a reputation -- >> public opinion was well and truly poisoned by the iraq episode, and we need to understand the public skepticism. >> there really hasn't been any indication from the administration to what our national interest is. >> there will be those who clamor now for having a voice? people need to think these things through. >> it's a bit of a -- >> >>> in just a couple hours secretary of defense hagel and secretary of state john kerry will be among those briefing members of congress about the situation in syria. as momentum towards a proposed attack shows signs of slowing. while u.n. inspectors spend a third days seeking evidence of chemical weapons used, u.n. security council members met this afternoon to deliberate once again. as for president oba
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